Ed Driscoll

When Teabagging Becomes Sandbagging

In the L.A. Times’ “Top of the Ticket” blog, Andrew Malcolm spots “Even more gray hair as Anderson Cooper’s ratings fade at CNN”:

Word tonight from our new colleagues over at the Company Town blog that Anderson Cooper, who CNN has tried to make the face of that cable news network, would be getting more gray hairs if he could:

The amiable star is about to be passed in the late evening cable ratings by Keith “Worst Shouter on Cable News” Olbermann taped reruns.

Ouch!

When you’ve thoroughly alienated half your audience, you’re that much further in the ratings hole. CNN might want to set the enviromentalism aside and call for lots more airports to be built, to have any shot at making up the gap.